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spending cuts and tax increases, but month after month after month, congress has been unable to cut a deal to avoid them. how absurd is this? so absurd the president is quoting yogi berra to describe it. >> this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable, why everything has to wait until the last minute. we're now at the last minute. >> reporter: the president spoke after a meeting where republican and democratic senate leaders agreed to try to find a solution. >> we're out of town. we've got to do it now. the next 24 hours will be very important. >> reporter: a rare phrase these days, bipartisan effort. >> in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> reporter: but if they don't. >> then i will urge senator reed to bring to the floor a basic package for an up and down vote. >> reporter: a backup plan likely to include tax increase only for the wealthy and extension of unemployment benefits for 2 million jobless americans. >> if members of the house or th
a patch and be here again in two months. congress can't get out of its own way. we keep setting our own traps. and we can't find a way to reason together. >> john, we appreciate the clarity, even if it's depressing. thank you very much. john avlon. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> hi, dan, bianna. mr. avalon, good morning, everyone. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> are you all right? >> yeah, i got my legs. i'm good. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. and sank its teeth into his legs. other surfers came to the man's aid until paramedics arrived. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in
. abraham lincoln was elected in november of 1860. one month later the united states congress came into session. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals. a critical portion of all dealing with the division of the territories, most often a proposal to extend some kind of dividing line westward beyond the louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. nabil after this rather lengthy preface i'm going to get to my main topic, y linkedin rejected all meaningful compromise, which meant the territories. but they're must be one thing more. i am going to talk about three different men tonight. one of you, one of them all of you know his name, abraham lincoln and who he was and what he did. the other two are not so well known, but probably a number of you are familiar with and recline, the great kentucky statesman. probably fewer, william henry seward. 1860, a senior senator from new york state and prior to his nomination for the presidency was by far the most notable and well-known republican in the country. now, finally i'm ready to start. >> you can watch
ask a question -- to members of congress read polls? it is a serious question. a month ago, the gallup poll had the approval rating at 18%. it is an improvement over august's where it was 10%. the fiscal clip deal, the day after christmas, kali had the president's approval rating, 54%. republican members of congress, 26%. you would think that during their well-earned christmas break, both sides would have found a way to come to the other and get something done. >> this is not the fault of congress. congress is behaving like congress. this is the president's fault. the president needs to go to the country and explain why they need to get this done. he has never done that. >> we are in different universes. i have heard him talk about it over and over, incessantly about why we should not go over the fiscal clip. it is congress's fall. congress created this fiscal cliff. it was their idea to make january 1 d-day. they did it. no one else impose this on them. >> the president has never gone to the nation and made a serious speech about debt. he ignored it the first two years. he appoints a
, i can do it in two years. that's $1,000 a month. is that even possible? if so, act like congress. raise revenues and reduce spending. so this is what we're going to cut out of our budget, and this is how i'm going to take that extra part-time job or whatever it takes to make that money. >> amy, how do you characterize the market right now? it's in recovery but nowhere near where it was in 2007 and 2008? >> that's right. it really varies by market, in most places across the u.s., the housing market bottomed, but this is a long and slow slog to recovery. our economists predict over the next year across nationwide, home values are only going to rise about 2.5%. it is going to take years and years for us to get back where home values were in most places at the peak. for people thinking about buying, you do have some time to take advantage of these low prices. >> all right. and i know we've been -- wow. profiled people who were financed a couple of times, looking at it again with low mortgage rates. thanks. >>> and most homes and investments are made possible by paychecks. up next, th
? >> was that the pablem strategy, gary? >> that's what we're going to get anyway. >> six months ago we passed on the horrible sequestration things so congress can have time and solve this, where did it get us? nowhere. and there's a reason people don't trust this congress, they haven't earned one eye o iota. >> and got their vacations. >> let's talk the economy. the economy is right on that precipice. if we were to just take a shot into, you know, the back side here, you know, our consumer confidence has been dropping week by week and we'll get right back into slow growth and then we'll freak out and do something more stupid. >> you were smirking, jonas. >> to get to your original question of the stock market, i think if they did nothing, but kick the can an entire year with all of these things and pushed the whole thing the next holiday season and holiday sales like this year, i think the market would go up, wall street is happy with pushing the problem down the road even though it should be addressed sooner than that. i don't think it's good for the stock market in the short run to solve th
of the matter is there could very well not be the will two months from now in the halls of congress. what are you hearing about this as the tragedy becomes more of a memory to a lot of folks? >> well, i mean, everyone of course, is very upset about this, and thinks that there needs to be a conversation, what that conversation entails, there's where the disagreement lies. look, i talked to a lot of senators about the democrats too. who will come from conservative states, some who were up for re-election, who are not convinced that there need to be further restrictions on guns. so, not only do we have republicans who most -- for the most part would appose further restrictions, not just in the senate, but also in the republican controlled house. but a lot of conservative democrats from states like alaska, or louisiana, folks who opposed reinstating the assault weapons ban, now when we talk about in the new congress, we will see, we will wait for the president and his task force to unveil the proposal and see how sweeping and tough they will be. whether they try to thread the needle and go a
producers would love to get twice as much for their milk but it ain't going to happen for a few months. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849 quotas will kick in for spring crops but milk is the most pressing issue because it's year round. debora villalon. >>> an update that we first brought you last night about a shooting in the parking lot of the bay point b.a.r.t. station. the victim an 18-year-old richmond man was driving a white toyota camry when he was shot just before 7:00 last night. the suspect's vehicle is described as a black nissan maxima with tinted windows. anyone with information about that shooting is asked to contact authorities. >>> we now know the name of the driver who struck and killed a woman as he
as much for their milk but it ain't going to happen for a few months. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849 quotas will kick in for spring crops but milk is the most pressing issue because it's year round. debora villalon. >>> an update that we first brought you last night about a shooting in the parking lot of the bay point b.a.r.t. station. the victim an 18-year-old richmond man was driving a white toyota camry when he was shot just before 7:00 last night. the suspect's vehicle is described as a black nissan maxima with tinted windows. anyone with information about that shooting is asked to contact authorities. >>> we now know the name of the driver who struck and killed a woman as he was fleeing from officers. st.d
weeks, every month, they will know who the problem child is and it is not the senate. it is not congress. it is the lack of true leadership of the president's. gerri: gerri: yes, you said that earlier. rich edson, we have been waiting for this all day long. we had cameras at the white house watching people exit. do you think this comes as a disappointment to most people? the resolution of today and of that meeting? were leaving something good can come from a? >> i think after you hear from leadership and the president, when you got the first reports, the administration officials have basically put on the table what he had been reiterating last week in his speech. what was basically what he had put on throughout the entire campaign. just deal down version. it didn't look all that good. but asou now have this assignment for the senate leaders to get together and hamm something out, on a scale that we have been talking about right now, this is the only shot we have to avoid the fiscal cliff. the fact that they are giving it another shot over the next 48 hours, it is probably as good of a re
it off for six months, which is their m.o., but go ahead. >> two big problems. one is the dysfunctional congress, they can't agree about some sensible farm policy. everybody would like to fix this antiquated, subidr side price support system, but they can't agree how to do it. but there is a problem of basic insanity of the system, where the government is supporting this over production of milk and dairy products and buying up large parts of it -- and the united states is producing more than it could sell domestically and to the rest of the world. so there are two big problems. and neither one of them is being solved. >> they don't do the work and they shove us off the fiscal cliff, but they refer to it as falling off the cliff. but they do the work, now we are getting shoved off the milk cliff because they didn't do their work, or at best, something they have known about since 2007, at best, they will pass something to put us on hold for six months and six months from now, probably do the same. >> byron, nice to see you. happy new year. >> happy new year to you. >> terror on the high s
a month, we can prevent the big pain from taking effect until congress reaches a deal. there are ways to make the cliff a slope, a plain, or a rolling hill, at least for a little while. unemployment insurance is not like that. if no deal is reached by tuesday it, ends. it ends for 30,000 people in tennessee, for 85,000 in michigan. for 119,000 people in florida. these there people who have been hit hardest by the great recession, who are the worst off right now. 2 million of them across the country. now, there are a lot of dumb things about this fiscal cliff time bomb that washington is about to set off, but this one right here, this may take the cake as the single stupidest thing we could possibly do in this economy. providing unemployment insurance to people without jobs in addition to being the right thing to do, it is crazy stimulative. it is stimulus on steroids. when you give people money to spend and they don't have a job, when they done have any other money coming in. you know what they do with that money? they spend it. they spend pretty much all of it. they spend it on gas,
care of it, they are not doing their job, just pushing it off for six months which is their m.o., but go ahead. >> two big problems. one is the dysfunctional congress and they can't come to an agreement about some sort of sensible farm followcy and everybody would like to actually fix this antiqueiated expensive subsidy price support system but can't agree on how to do it. there is that problem and kind of the basic insanity of the system where the government is support, the overproduction of milk and dairy products and buying up large parts of it and the united states producing more than it could sell domestically and to the rest of the world. there are the two big problems and neither one is being solved. >> greta: they don't do the work and shove us off the fiscal cliff. although they refer to it as falling off the fiscal cliff. i call it shove. they don't do their work. now, we are getting shoved off the milk cliff because they don't do their work or at best something they have known about since 2007. at best pass something to put us on hold for six months and then six mon
for this week, and national tomato month. but that is something that we don't do in this congress so that the number of votes is going to be a lot less, but the productivity is going to be based on doing what is right for the american people, and doing big things and doing things that are going to help the country. i think that the american people are right to look at the output from the legislative standpoint saying that this congress could be doing a lot better. >> thank you, congressman altmeyer, and thank you for taking the time to chat with us about congress and what seems to be going on there. >>> when we come back, we will come back to the table and ask if the 113th can do any better, because congress seems to be playing a game, but the consequences for americans are real. we will talk about that when we come back. droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolving with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yours
among other factors the political brinksmanship of recent months that highlights america's governance becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable. we believe this characterization still holds. do you know this congress, your congress, has done more harm than good? do you feel embarrassed being part of a congress that ranks up there with the do-nothing congresses of all time? >> i think america should be embarrassed by its leadership in washington, d.c. but that extends to the white house, senate, and house of representatives. this has been the most predictable disaster coming at us for a number of years, and certainly months. and the fact that we have been unable to do things and instead worried about our next elections instead of the next generation of americans, i think it's sinful and i hope that people turn out those who have been responsible for it. >> congressman, you're a straight shooter, we always appreciate you coming "outfront." >>> next, mixed feelings about gun control. most americans support a ban on assault weapons but also support the nra. >>> plus, alle
for an additional 12 months. the senate could take that bill, amended if they wish, and send it back to the house. the white house cannot just simply develop a revenue bill and ask both houses of congress to vote on it. doesn't work that way. tom: are you really getting in parliamentary weeds your little bit, congressman? it is a matter of, let's get an agreement from one place to the other. the see of the two chambers can work this out. at the same time, if harry reid and mitch mcconnell working on it how are you guys going to receive it when it gets over into your chamber? >> probably not well. here's the deal, this all could have been worked out some time ago. august of the end of july the house-passed tax bill and senate over to the senate. there were free taken up an amended and take it back. that's the way things usually work. revenue bills must originate the house of representatives. we get to work six months ago. a work product six there and wait for the senate to take something up. here is what is troubling about all this. we will get through this this week however it turns out or next w
of days or weeks. but the big difference, the issues could really take months to work out. >> can it be resolved in the matter of few enough days that they meet that january 31st deadline? >> reporter: anything is possible. i always think of congress like getting the term paper in. they like to wait until the very night before it is due. and that gives them the motivation, as you know, covering them for so long. we think oh, 24 hours to go, it is over. they think we still have 24 hours, it is a lifetime. so could they get it done? yes, but it sure seems a heavy lift at this point in time. >> it does, and i think the markets would have loved it if they could have done it with days to spare. our chief white house correspondent, thank you, jessica. >>> thank you. >>> if we go off the fiscal cliff, will you notice an immediate change to your wallet? we want to get an immediate thought, who is the fairest of them all, the truth about taxes and wealth in america. steven, thanks for being here. so we have spent six months talking to lawmakers, republican and democrats. this can't happen.
business has been overted for now. both sides agree to a one-month contract extension. back to "hardball." >> welcome back to hardball. the tragic school shooting has put renewed focus not just on the give ups, but on school safety itself. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. and to do it now. >> but here's what it looks like when you run the numbers. slate magazine took a look at what a program to put armed guards in every school might cost. there's nearly a hundred thousand public schools and the average police officer makes about $55,000 a year. so a lowball estimate would be about 5.4 billion tlars a year. what can we really do to keep our children safe from guns? good question. joining me now experlt, mie michael nutter of philadelphia and eugene robinson. mayor nutter, thank you so much for joining me. you're on the front line every time there's a homicide in philadelphia, you know all of the facts and figures. and you certainly know about the school district. let's ju
six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegations surfaced ta pro-life republican congressman scott day jar lay of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied she was pregnant or had an abortion and he was re-elected by 12 points. number five, libor pants on fire. even if you've never heard of libor, it probably has an impact on your finances the trt rates on mortgages and credits cards are determined in part at the rate banks borrow from each other called libor. in june, barclays paid more than half a million dollars for manipulating the interest rates and investigations are still on going. the sheer scale of it is huge. it made bernie madoff look like a skid row pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist ch
in congress, guys get your act together. if there is a deal tomorrow, how do you think is this is going to affect consumer confidence over the next six months? >> it might slightly help but already there is a tremendous damage done. it's no surprise that consumers are not confident. to be confident you have to have some slight semblance of certainty and we haven't had anything like that. consumers want to think long term and budget but trillions of dollars and hundreds of millions of people waiting to fined out what president and congress do at the last minute. not only is the indicator numbers down but the dow took a dump on friday and it's been down for five straight days. >> arthel: something i touched on the intro. current economic conditions rose to the highest since 2008. what is driving that part of the equation? >> i think producers are trying put money to work. unfortunately they are battling terrible headwinds but the headwinds, you have a tremendous amount of money that has been quite some months waiting to be invested, waiting to be put toward productive uses, buying plants
the aisle and considering the house-passed plan to protect taxpayers, senate democrats have spent months drawing partisan lines in the sand. >> and all of this gridlock in washington has actually helped the current congress make history. not sure if it's the history they want to make because it would be the most unproductive year ever. a review by the "huffington post," it shows that 219 bills have been passed this session compared to 383 bills passed by the previous congress and 460 by the group before that. now to avoid the distinction, congress needs to submit about 100 bills to president obama in the next few days. >>> that lack of productivity isn't hurting paychecks on capitol hill. even as tax hikes and an end to unemployment benefits for two million people could be on the way because of the fiscal cliff, congress, though, hey, about to get a raise. part of an executive order that president obama issued which ends a pay freeze for federal workers. their salaries, yeah, they'll if up by half a percent after march 27. that's an extra $900 before taxes. currently members of congress
and congress can't come up with a deal both on taxes and spending. you know, we have the fiscal cliff looming, as everybody has been talking about for months and months now, and they can't understand why you can't take marketplace reality and marry it with cogent tax policy. and john boehner talked about a million dollar threshold on income. the president talking 250. there's a compromise there. they were close already. but the number one thing that small business main street america, uncertainty. they don't know how to plan for their businesses, should they buy a new computer, hire new people, the fiscal cliff is damaging the economy today. >> juliet: what are they doing? they don't know what to do. you have to act the at a certain point. are they laying people or, are they not moving? >> it's minimalist, do the least amount you can do at this point in time until you know what your tax liability is going to be. until you know what the economic outlook's going be to be. are we going to have another recession. >> juliet: how is that affecting them by doing the least, the least type of movement
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